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17308/Basava Express
ಬಸವ ಎಕ್ಸ್‌ಪ್ರೆಸ್     बसव एक्सप्रेस

BGK/Bagalkot --> IDR/Indi Road

Inaugural Run
Fri Nov 15, 2002
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S6 to S7 are unreserved between Mysuru - Bengaluru.
Sat Feb 27, 2016 (08:36PM)
Updated: Sep 30 2016 (18:29) by IR no more Safe^~
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General Travel
May 06 2017 (16:50)   17308/Basava Express

BMTIR*^~   21351 blog posts   7438 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2265828            Tags   Past Edits
WDP4 20035 in LHF comes to a light rest of 20 mins before embarking on last leg of journey to Mysore with Basava Express
Rail Fanning
Apr 05 2017 (15:09)   18111/Tatanagar - Yesvantpur Weekly Express (via Ballari) (PT) | GTL/Guntakal Junction (6 PFs) | KJM/WDM-3A/16585

LHB for TN Express~   1010 blog posts   183 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 2223498            Tags   Past Edits
A NOTE TO ALL VIEWERS :- This is a post of a video; a Journey compilation; every tag in this post is appearing in the video, not tag is random, if anyone feels any tag is unnecessary, please do watch the video first and then point out errors if any. Thank you.
In a Quest for exploring new routes, two Railfans (my friend& I) end up in a deserted Guntakal Jn., as early as 04:55hrs. The Hampi Express from Mysore dropped us in pf2 at an hour to dawn amidst mild drizzles. Having scurried through on the shorter route from Kalluru Jn., we find ourselves at the divisional HQ station at same time as the delayed Nagercoil Mumbai express which is on
pf4. The Mumbai express takes a slightly longer route via Gooty Jn., and though it left KJM 35mins ahead of us, had managed to reach just 5mins before us. Surprisingly though, the Hampi express departs first after a quick crew change and the Mumbai express sashays out a few minutes later, both in their respective directions. A couple of hours rest is warranted, we move towards the retiring rooms, book ourselves a room for freshening up, the check out time is mentioned as 07:00hrs, and though we have less than 2hours for some rest, we take it. Meanwhile, the Kacheguda Yeshvantpur & Prasanthi expresses come, reverse and go. The next couple of hours sees a pretty busy Guntakal Jn., Passengers, express trains, freights, are all there. Then there is our train, taking a long& exhaustive route from Tatanagar to Yeshvantpur, connecting the Steel City with the Silicon Valley. If you guessed 18111, you guessed right. The route it takes is discouraging enough to make an end to end journey. The schedule is pretty relaxed& the train makes its way into pf3 at 07:30hrs, 20mins BT. The link for the day is KJM WDM3A twins, this train is known to get a variety of links. While the KJM twins are going about their reversal, we find our seats in S7 and occupy it till Bellary, from where we would switch to B3. Don't ask why, I didn't book the tickets. The train then progresses to towards the west, the barren landscape and the soothing wind is enough to refresh the mood, twin EMD hauled freights are all that one can see for a major part of this route, after diversion from Ballary, even that became rare. But a parting gift, Kingfisher liveried WDM3D twins from GY are spotted in Ballary, from where we venture into the route less taken, the Ballary Chitradurga Chikjajur section, so much so that most stations in this route have platforms designed for only 11-12 coach passenger trains. Our B3 being closer to the loco often went out of the platform in our halts. The wind turbine farms on the brownish landscape near Chitradurga are a sight worth admiring. We join the Hubli Bangalore mainlines at Chikajajur, from where the line is doubled till Arsikere. The KJM twins notch up& we are on our way. Being a Saturday, there are not many significant crossings till ASK, except the Katra bound Suvidha express. After ASK, we cross the Dharwad bound Siddhaganga Express& Chandigarh bound Sampark Kranti, both being looped as we rushed past. The stretch till Tumkur is undergoing doubling. At Tumkur there is a double crossing, the Chikkamagalur bound fast Passenger on pf3& the Shimoga Intercity which arrives on pf1. The last stretch to Bangalore is a known territory, the highway accompanies us for the major part of it. 18111 is the only train other than the newly introduced Intercity to Hassan; to have a halt at Chikkabanavara Jn. After a 2min halt, we amble along till YPR home, where we are held up for the Bagalkot bound Basava express to clear the line, and finally pull into pf4 at 18:03hrs, delayed by 8mins, completing a rather amusing between two termini in the same city; one which would hardly take 30mins by road, took 20hours by train.
★  Rail Fanning
Apr 01 2017 (19:37)   16534/KSR Bengaluru - Bhagat Ki Kothi Jodhpur Express (Via Guntakal) (PT) | YPR/Yesvantpur Junction (6 PFs)

amit singh ™ ♥♪ ♫♥*^~   5190 blog posts   3454 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2218721            Tags   Past Edits
Back To Back Trains - Original Vs Modified Cab Aggressive EMDs In Evening
Original Vs Modified Cab EMDs Back To Back Action!!
YPR-Jodhpur & Basava Express.
UBL Shed 40018 WDP4B with 16534 / KSR Bengaluru - Bhagat Ki Kothi Jodhpur Express & UBL 20065 WDP4 with 17307 / Basava Express.
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★★  General Travel
Feb 22 2017 (19:02)   17308/Basava Express | BJP/Vijayapura (Bijapur) (3 PFs)

Hyderabad Karnataka needs a dedicated train to SBC*^~   9687 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 2174506            Tags   Past Edits
Railfanning at Bijapur
Snap the pics from the legendary Gol Gumbaz, the pride of Bijapur .
Seen here are Basava and Golgumbaz express

1 posts - Sun Feb 26, 2017

1 posts - Mon Feb 27, 2017

Feb 27 2017 (12:01)
©®™१२४३९ राँची राजधानी एक्सप्रेस १२४४० ™®©^~   2554 blog posts   22409 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Its fantastic bro.. dont be disheartened

Feb 27 2017 (12:01)
Break from RF~   2913 blog posts   1269 correct pred (71% accurate)
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they came out well. Don't forget that Gol Gumbaz is too high and the station and the track not very near to get excellent shots, and you still managed pretty good stuff (10 times better than i could manage :P). So don't think that way :)

Feb 27 2017 (12:04)
Hyderabad Karnataka needs a dedicated train to SBC*^~   9687 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Thanks bro

Feb 27 2017 (12:10)
Hyderabad Karnataka needs a dedicated train to SBC*^~   9687 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Thanks bro . Sid was with me as well

Feb 27 2017 (12:12)
©®™१२४३९ राँची राजधानी एक्सप्रेस १२४४० ™®©^~   2554 blog posts   22409 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2174506-7            Tags   Past Edits
U shud had dragged the chooc boy too. It was officially his last bachelor railfanning trip
★  Rail Fanning
Mar 15 2017 (21:57)   17307/Basava Express | YPR/Yesvantpur Junction (6 PFs) | UBL/WDP-4B/40018

amit singh ™ ♥♪ ♫♥*^~   5190 blog posts   3454 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2198945            Tags   Past Edits
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Milky White UBL WDP4B Descends Hauling Basava Express.

Mar 20 2017 (10:44)
ಅರ್ಜುನ್ अजुॅन Arjun~   993 blog posts   31 correct pred (85% accurate)
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Superb pic & video catch cliks...
General Travel
Mar 19 2017 (13:13)   17308/Basava Express

Waiting for UBL MAQ exp~   2094 blog posts   731 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 2202789            Tags   Past Edits
Was there any problem in Raichur-Mantralayam stations, Basava took 7hrs to cover this 20Kms distance ??

Mar 20 2017 (00:09)
Foamer~   1839 blog posts
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Due to some electrification works?

Mar 20 2017 (00:27)
Foamer~   1839 blog posts
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Mar 20 2017 (14:33)
RAICHUR the city for BUSINESS رائچورشہر تجارت کے ل   578 blog posts
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Due to double line works between Matmari - Mantralayam Road stations of Guntakal Division, traffic blocks have been imposed from March 17 to 20.
These restrictions will lead to the partial cancellation of Solapur -Guntakal, Guntakal-Gulbarga, Guntakal-Raichur and Raichur - Guntakal passenger trains between Raichuir and Guntakal in addition to between Raichur and Adoni stations, a press release said.
Confederation of Indian Industry assessed the green initiatives taken by the workshop, which involves eight parameters like energy and water conservation, use of renewable energy, greenhouse gas emission levels.
Kumar Yadav
South Central Railway General Manager
★★  Rail Fanning
Feb 26 2017 (18:02)   16534/KSR Bengaluru - Bhagat Ki Kothi Jodhpur Express (Via Guntakal) (PT) | UBL/WDP-4/20009

Foamer~   1839 blog posts
Entry# 2179127            Tags   Past Edits
A rare occurrence and a delight for railfans in Bengaluru.
SBC-YPR is a bi-directional double line where parallel action and overtake is rare. One such instance of parallel run happens on Sundays, between Jodhpur Express and Basava Express,
today Jodhpur Express came chugging along led by UBL EMD with Basava nowhere in sight. Just when I thought today's event was a non-starter, I heard 'Basava - the Bull' come roaring along with horns blaring and caught up with Jodhpur Express.

Mar 03 2017 (11:53)
Hyderabad Karnataka needs a dedicated train to SBC*^~   9687 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Good to see an original imported EMD after a long time ,
btw , In IR nomenclature bi-directional double line is referred as a Twin single line.

Mar 03 2017 (12:18)
ALCoholic~   721 blog posts   28 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2179127-2            Tags   Past Edits
btw,EMD's dont chug...they Hum:P:P....
★  Rail Fanning
Feb 18 2017 (17:54)   17307/Basava Express | KDGH/Kodigehalli (2 PFs) | UBL/WDP-4/20007

amit singh ™ ♥♪ ♫♥*^~   5190 blog posts   3454 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2169481            Tags   Past Edits
Bull Basava Express Smashing Entry with Bond 20007 UBL WDP4.
Video Link: click here
★  Rail Fanning
Jan 26 2017 (19:14)   17307/Basava Express | MWM/Malleswaram (2 PFs) | UBL/WDP-4/20021

Foamer~   1839 blog posts
Entry# 2141348            Tags   Past Edits
UBL's original cab EMD powers "Basava-The Bull" past MWM.
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